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  • Five John Jay Students Win Awards at Boston Model United Nations Conference (BosMUN)
    Campus Life, Interviews, Student Activities

    Five John Jay Students Win Awards at Boston Model United Nations Conference (BosMUN)

    Daniel Gordon, Campus Life Editor

    February 12, 2017

    This conference marked the most awards that our school received at an overnight conference in the past four years. READ MORE »»

    Elyse Sherr (Verbal Commendation), Daniel Gordon (Best Delegate), Simrit Uppal (Outstanding Delegate), and Sophia Decubellis (Verbal Commendation)

  • A Symbol of Unity
    Campus Life, Student Activities

    A Symbol of Unity

    Kate Rodgers, Contributor

    January 27, 2017

    In a time of tension and heartbreak, the Art Club has decided to present a symbol of unity to the students of John Jay. Plans for a new mural have arisen and are well on their way to becoming a source of joy for everyone around. The new mural features a unity tree, representing peace in a time when...

  • La La Land: A Review
    Entertainment

    La La Land: A Review

    Leigh Neuburger, Staff Writer

    January 17, 2017

    The movie everyone seems to be talking about is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land." The film is expected to win numerous Oscars, and has already won seven Golden Globe Awards. I expected “La La Land” to be the typical sing-song broadway musical, however it was anything but typical.  When the first sc...

  • Sounds of ’16
    Entertainment

    Sounds of ’16

    Willa Goodman, Staff Writer

    January 6, 2017

    Although 2016 definitely had its ups and downs, the music produced by our favorite artists throughout this past year was surely a positive. Artists from every genre were on fire as they managed to make this past year a little brighter. From The Weeknd to Beyoncé, music lovers worldwide were not left dis...

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Recording artist The Weeknd, winner of the Top Songs Sales Artist award, Top Radio Song award for 'Can't Feel My Face,' Top Hot 100 Artist award, Top Radio Songs Artist award, Top Streaming Song (Audio) award for 'The Hills,' Top R&B Artist award, and Top R&B Song award for 'The Hills,' poses in the press room during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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  • JJMUN Notches a Top-Five Finish at UNISMUNC
    Campus Life, Student Activities

    JJMUN Notches a Top-Five Finish at UNISMUNC

    Daniel Gordon, Campus Life Editor

    December 8, 2016

    Over the weekend, thirty students from John Jay’s Model United Nations Club competed at the United Nations International School’s Model UN Conference. This conference featured over 200 delegates from schools throughout the tristate area. The delegates competed in six committees with topics ranging ...

    John Jay Model United Nations at UNISMUNC

Campus Life

Wait, There’s a Compost Bin in Our Cafeteria?

Wait, There’s a Compost Bin in Our Cafeteria?

Lily Gold, Contributor

Every month, every United States citizen throws away more than 20 pounds of food, on average. This means that roughly 30 to 40% of the food supply is wasted, which supports the United Nations Environmenta...

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Block the Block

Block the Block

January 27

Updated Midterm Schedule

Updated Midterm Schedule

January 21

The Search: Part 2

The Search: Part 2

January 21

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Staff Profile

Daniel Gordon
Daniel Gordon

Campus Life Editor

Besides editing Focus, Daniel is the President of Model UN, Future Business Leaders of America, Outdoor Adventure Club, and John Jay for Veterans. He is the Historian for the Class of 2017, and has also...

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Bailey Owen
Bailey Owen

Editor

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Sports

Schools and Pools

Schools and Pools

Sam Sweeney, Contributor

The alarm goes off at 4:20am. I’m already exhausted, but I know the misery has only just begun. I crawl out of bed and walk out into the frozen tundra to drive to the...

January 25No Comments

How Clemson was Able to Beat the Best Team in College Football

How Clemson was Able to Beat the Best Team in College Football

January 25

John Jay Ice Hockey Travels Upstate

January 22

John Jay Football: The Future of the Program

January 22

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Entertainment

850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant: A Review

850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant: A Review

Jillian Lawrence, Contributor

850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant is a great pizzeria located in downtown Ridgefield, Connecticut about 15 minutes from John Jay. When we first arrived at the restaurant...

January 25No Comments

3 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day (With the Gals)

3 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day (With the Gals)

January 23

The Perfect After School Spot: Empire Bagels

The Perfect After School Spot: Empire Bagels

January 23

“Awaken, My Love!” Album Review

“Awaken, My Love!” Album Review

January 14

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